Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Hoffman, Charles Fenno
HOFFMAN, CHARLES FENNO, an American poet and novelist; born in New York City, in 1806. He was originally a lawyer. He founded the “Knickerbocker Magazine,” edited the “Literary World,” and was owner and editor of the “American Magazine.” His finest work was his songs, the best known being “Sparkling and Bright,” and “The Myrtle and Steel.” He wrote the novel “Greyslaer” (1840). His complete poetical works appeared in 1874. He died in Harrisburg, Pa., June 7, 1884.